End of Year 6

Hi,

Unfortunately, with the current situation continuing, my post from a month ago still remains in place.

We have been looking at how we arrange some form of event to celebrate your time at St Mary’s. It is a sad and unfortunate situation with Year 6, but we are having to follow the Government’s guidelines.  We did assume, as the PM had stated, that the school would have a wider opening before the end of term, unfortunately this has not been able to go ahead.

I agree that the transition to Secondary from Primary is hugely important, the signing of T shirts, assemblies, trips etc. is remembered for a long time. I have spoken to both Miss Leech and Mrs Wills about the ‘reuniting’ of pupils and they had decided at the beginning of lockdown, that as many as possible of the Y6 traditions, including a trip, possible picnics, photographs, would go ahead when it is safe to do so. Rest assured that we will do our very best to ensure you has something to look forward to as soon as we are able to arrange it.

We look forward to seeing you all again as soon as possible.

Have a great summer,

Mr Chiverton, Mrs Wills, Mrs Unsworth & Ms Crow

Thomas Adams Induction

We have received this information from Thomas Adams

Dear Parents, the Thomas Adams Year 7 Induction Day is confirmed for Wednesday 2nd September. Full and final details will be communicated with you during mid-August. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to meeting your child! In the meantime, please keep an eye on the school website at www.thomasadams.net. Best wishes, Mr Winter (Transition Coordinator, Thomas Adams School).

Yr 6 Home Learning W/C July 13th

Hi,

I hope you are all well and are looking forward to the summer holidays. It all seems a little strange for those of us who haven’t been at school for a while especially as this is the last home learning pack. I’m hoping that we will all be able to meet up before too long to celebrate and commemorate your time at St Mary’s. As soon as something can be safely arranged we will let you know.

I hope you enjoyed the class Zoom meeting. Unfortunately, I have a number of meetings this week, so won’t be able to hold one this week. Hopefully, you will now be meeting up again with your friends before too long.

This is also the last home learning pack. Don’t forget, that if you find some of the work a little tricky or too easy, then you can always have a go at the work on another class page that is more appropriate for you.

Remember, if you have any comments on the work, want to send anything to me or just share work with your classmates then feel free to email me at

c.chiverton@shawburystmarys.co.uk

I hope you have enjoyed the work over the last few weeks. Have a good summer, and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

PE

I see that Joe Wicks  is only putting out video content a couple of times a week. That’s not a problem, as you can revisit any of the older sessions on his webpage.

Reading

Hopefully, you have had a chance to access Cornerstones. There is so much good material on there if you have run out of books. Pick the one that is most appropriate for your reading level.

Spellings

I hope you managed to practise your spellings from last week. See if you can work through the spellings below. At the end of the week see if someone in the family can test you on them.

This week we will be looking at common words from the Year 6.

  1. amateur
  2. convenience
  3. neighbour
  4. temperature
  5. committee
  6. accommodation
  7. definite
  8. dictionary
  9. government
  10. embarrass

Maths

I hope you have been enjoying the White Rose Maths. Don’t forget, if you get stuck on any of it, BBC Bitesize is a good place to find help.

Video link

Lesson 1 – Draw nets of 3D shapes

Lesson 2 – Circles

Lesson 3 – Read and interpret pie charts 2020

Lesson 4 – The mean

A little different for times tables this week. Just remember to count the zeros carefully.

Times tables

Literacy

BBC Bitesize continues to have some useful activities that are usually linked to punctuation and grammar. However, some of you might like the chance to do some story writing, so this week I’d like you to write a story linked to a picture.

A Dangerous Pet

Question time!

Why has the Queen given her children a dragon?

Do you think it’s a wise decision?

What do you think the children will try and train their dragon to do?

Can you think of any strategies that the children might use to train their dragon?

Where do the children live?

Can you think of a good name for their kingdom?

Why do you think the children will need ‘all the help they can get’ when they come to rule?

Can you think of names for the children?

What is the boy feeding the dragon?

What do you think the girl is carrying?

Sentence challenge!

Can you make a list of adjectives to describe the dragon?

Can you make a list of verbs to say what the dragon is doing?

Can you make a list of adverbs to describe how the dragon is eating?

Can you now write a sentence using a verb, an adverb and at least one adjectives?

Story starter!

The Queen had known that the gift she presented to her children on their 5th birthday was dangerous. She was prepared to take the risk of letting them own a pet dragon, however. One day, the twins would rule the kingdom together, and they would need all the help they could get. No-one could deny that a dragon was a powerful ally!

Before that day, though, the children had much work to do. They had to train their dragon!

Science – A healthy body: Drugs and alcohol

Before you start this week’s work you will need to have a talk with an adult in the family so they know what you are looking at and can discuss it with you.

I would like you to:

  • Identify how drugs impact on the way the human body functions.
  • Understand that certain drugs can be used for positive effect in the form of medicine.
  • Create an aesthetic photo montage that shares a message.
  • Understand the negative physical, social and emotional impact of drug misuse.

Activities

  1. Identify the effects of drugs on the human body.
  2. Create a print advert that explores the impact of drugs and alcohol on the human body.

First, explore the truths and myths about the effects of drugs and alcohol.

Discuss the answers with an adult and recognise that drugs are substances that cause chemical reactions in the body.

Match the definitions to the drug types: stimulants, hallucinogens, analgesics and depressants and look at the long term effects of each.

Remember that drugs are not just illegal substances, but some are also legal, e.g. alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, and medical drugs used to relieve disease and illnesses (note that these are tested thoroughly before being used). Although medicinal drugs can have a positive impact on the body they need to be taken in the correct dose (overdosing can result in addiction or very negative effects), not in combination with other medicines unless directed to do so. People take recreational drugs, such as tobacco and alcohol, because they like the effects they have on their bodies, but they are addictive and about 114,000 people die every year as a result of smoking-related illnesses and that smoking during pregnancy is very dangerous (reduces the amount of O2 available to growing baby). The alcohol in drinks is ethanol, which is a depressant. Small amounts help people relax, but greater amounts lead to a loss of self-control. Alcohol can also damage the liver and brain and may cause weight gain. Of these two, smoking is the drug that has the most direct impact on the heart, but if you gain weight (alcohol) you are putting stress on your heart. ‘Play’ PSHE Drugs quiz  and discuss the answers. Discuss with an adult the fact that there is a lot of pressure from peers (chn of their own age), and older teenagers to try smoking, alcohol and other drugs and it is sometimes difficult to say no. Watch the videos and share the drugs booklet (you will need to discuss this with an adult). Today you will be continuing your healthy bodies advertising campaign to create an artistic advert highlighting the dangers of drugs (including alcohol, cigarettes and medicine abuse) on the body.

Investigate the effects of drugs (incl: alcohol and tobacco) on the body, using the recommended reliable websites. This is to help inform the content of your advertising campaign. Drugs advert: Create an advertising campaign in the form of a photomontage to raise awareness of the impact that drugs have on the body. Your messages can be anything from the general negative effects on the body, to how to take medicines safely, to highlighting the impact of specific types of drugs. The message is entirely up to you but it must be a message that incorporates the ‘science’ of drugs in the form of a slogan (e.g. “just one couldn’t hurt… drugs can kill”).

Vocabulary
Drugs, lifestyle, addiction, disease, medicine, alcohol, cigarettes, stimulant, depressant, analgesic, hallucinogen

Weblinks
The effects of drinking alcohol from www.bbc.co.uk
Teenage pressures: alcohol & cigarettes from www.bbc.co.uk
Drugs booklet, Hertfordshire Grid for Learning from www.thegrid.org.uk
Online quiz reinforcing ideas about medicines, legal and illegal drugs from www.educationquizzes.com

Topic

This week I’d like you to put together a ‘Mountain Exhibition’ about mountain ranges, their formation, famous mountain expeditions and the protection of mountain biodiversity.

You will:

  • present information you have learnt using a variety of medium for an audience
  • Self-assess the impact of your exhibition and work you have produced and evaluate their impact on an audience

As this is the final session I’d like you to present your ‘Mountain Exhibition’ to your family.

Remember all the work we have created so far: mountain models, world map, freeze-frame drama and photographs, ecotourism posters, endangered animal ppt.

To create your exhibition we need to show examples of all of these and create an exhibition room.  This may be by creating information boards or display tables with models or posters on.

Think about which item you would like to present. For models – all mountain types must be displayed; a selection of PowerPoints that represent all animals researched; Mountain Models – a selection or even all could be displayed.

Before you present your display, remember that you will need to present your information in a professional manner and be available to answer any questions your audience may have.

Art

Art ties in nicely with your science and topic work.

Computing

If you can, take a  look at Scratch

Explore some of the tasks to familiarise yourself with how to use the programming software.

Remember, if you want to send any of your work through to  me, I would really like to see it.

Keep smiling,

Mr Chiverton

Maths answers

Lesson 1 Answers – Draw nets of 3D shapes

Lesson 2 Answers – Circles

Lesson 3 Answers – Read and interpret pie charts 2020

Lesson 4 Answers – The mean

Yr 6 Home Learning W/C July 6th

Hi,

I hope you are all well and are looking forward to some relaxation in the social distancing rules.

I hope you enjoyed the class Zoom meeting. I have arranged another one for this week.

Don’t forget, that if you find some of the work a little tricky or too easy, then you can always have a go at the work on another class page that is more appropriate for you.

Remember, if you have any comments on the work, want to send anything to me or just share work with your classmates then feel free to email me at

c.chiverton@shawburystmarys.co.uk

There is now a new way of accessing Twinkl materials. If I have included any you will need to type in a pin number in order to gain access to any materials that have been posted. I will post the number if required.

PE

I see that Joe Wicks  is only putting out video content a couple of times a week. That’s not a problem, as you can revisit any of the older sessions on his webpage.

Reading

Hopefully, you have had a chance to access Cornerstones. There is so much good material on there if you have run out of books. Pick the one that is most appropriate for your reading level.

Spellings

I hope you managed to practise your spellings from last week. See if you can work through the spellings below. At the end of the week see if someone in the family can test you on them.

This week we will be looking at common words from the Year 6.

  1. accomodate
  2. conscience
  3. existence
  4. muscle
  5. rhythm
  6. accompany
  7. conscious
  8. explanation
  9. necessary
  10. sacrifice

Maths

I hope you have been enjoying the White Rose Maths. Don’t forget, if you get stuck on any of it, BBC Bitesize is a good place to find help.

As some of the questions require you to measure an angle you could try estimating using this protractor to help.

Video link

Lesson 1 – Vertically opposite angles

Lesson 2 – Angles in a triangle – missing angles

Lesson 3 – Angles in special quadrilaterals

Lesson 4 – Angles in regular polygons

A little different for times tables this week. Just remember to count the zeros carefully.

Times tables

Literacy

BBC Bitesize continues to have some useful activities that are usually linked to punctuation and grammar. However, some of you might like the chance to do some story writing. There are so many ways you could take your writing that I wouldn’t like to restrict you by saying you have to do it in a particular way. There are a few ideas to start you off from talk4writing but then it’s up to your fantastic imagination and creativity.

Science – A healthy body: Diet, Exercise and Lifestyle

This week, I’d like you to:

  • Identify those aspects of a diet that are healthy and unhealthy and the impact diet can have on the body, using scientific evidence.
  • Examine the amount and types of exercise that keep a child and adult body healthy.
  • Note how lifestyle can impact on the body and identify healthy habits.
  • Use video and online editing tools to create a video installation and a TV advert.
  • Identify exercise and diet as contributing factors of a healthy lifestyle.

Activities

  1. Examine the impact of a heathy or unhealthy diet on the human body.
  2. Examine the impact of exercise and lifestyle choices on the human body.
  3. Create a TV advert that explores the impact of diet, exercise and lifestyle on the body.

What is the impact of ‘food’  on the human body (pros and cons) – go through the nutrition chart and see if there are any surprises. Note sometimes we can be eating foods that are worse for us than we think. Then look at the effects (pros and cons) of sugar, salt, fats and water on the human body and consider what you think is a healthy diet. Talk about processed foods and if possible have a look at some food labels – can you identify all of the ingredients (note chemicals and additives, etc. – look them up!) and note hidden sugar and salt. Now write down how much exercise you think you should be getting a week and what sort of exercise it should be – look at NHS guidance. What do you do each week and where could improvements be made. Look at the lifestyle chart. How do scientists know the long-term impact of diet, exercise and lifestyle – through studies. You will be creating a TV advert exploring healthy and unhealthy lifestyles, offering ‘expert’ advice for others on the eating habits, healthy habits and levels and types of exercise that they should be incorporating into their lifestyle on a weekly basis. Look at some reliable websites to ensure their adverts are accurate.

Using research on diet (see links) and on exercise (see NHS link) develop a TV advert. There are two key aspects to this – the research and content, and the artistic approach to the advert. You will need to identify your key messages first and must back up each claim by referencing where you found the information. Think about your approach to the advert – you might like to hold up myth cards or truth cards for each dietary statement and might demonstrate lifestyle choices (getting enough sleep, leading an active life, cleaning teeth and hands, etc.) and the various types of exercise and the forms you could achieve these in. Watch the linked adverts for ideas (these are animations, but you can use live-action) and to identify the key features (music, spoken word, use of language, use of props and people, setting, etc.). The overall objective of the advert is to highlight a healthy diet and lifestyle message as well as note what can happen to the body when we don’t do these things or eat too much unhealthy food. Hopefully, you will recognise that moderation is key to foods high in sugar – it is important to get the message right and that we must not exercise excessively or restrict foods to lose a lot of weight.

Investigation – fair testing, analysing secondary sources
Documentary on diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle.

Vocabulary
Circulatory system, heart, blood, diet, exercise, lifestyle, health

Weblinks
What should I be eating and drinking? from www.bbc.co.uk
Be Food Smart TV advertisement from www.YouTube.com
Change4Life TV advertisement from www.YouTube.com
Change4life advertsisments from www.YouTube.com
Physical activity guidelines from www.nhs.uk

Topic

This week I’d like you to learn about the ways that plants and animals are adapted to the mountain environment and how they can be protected.

You will:

  • Explain how plants are adapted to a mountain environment.
  • Identify a range of mountain animals that are endangered and explain why.
  • Create a factual PowerPoint presentation about a chosen endangered mountain animal, which includes all the information requested.

Last week we looked at  the impact of humans on mountains – Can you remember how we can limit further damage? (Eco-tourism).  Not only do we need to protect the mountain but also the plants and creatures that live there. Mountain regions/climates provide a perfect habitat for some animals that are now endangered and could become extinct. Mountains are also home to some of our planet’s most popular plant foods (potato, maize, barley, apple, tomato) and have provided food for people and animals living in the mountains for hundreds of years.

How are plants specially adapted to suit a mountain environment? Remember that dark colours attract more heat so that leaves can make more energy; plants keep leaves all year to get as much sun as there is; shape of plant helps snow fall off; some have bright petals to attract the few insects there are; some have small roots as the soil isn’t very deep.)

Have a look at the list of Endangered animals 1.  Look at one animal and identify the reason why it is endangered (loss of habitat, shortage of food, changing climate, hunting). Sadly, without change the only place we will be able to see these animals is in a zoo.

Consider how you could best write a letter to raise awareness of an animals plight. Endangered animals 2

Weblinks

Endangered mountain animalsfrom worldwildlife.org
The mountain gorilla from animalfactguides.com
More information about the mountain gorilla from nationalgeographic.org

Art

Art ties in nicely with your science work.

Computing

If you can, take a  look at Scratch

Explore some of the tasks to familiarise yourself with how to use the programming software.

Remember, if you want to send any of your work through to  me, I would really like to see it.

Keep smiling,

Mr Chiverton:)

Maths answers

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Dear Parent/Carers,

As we sent out written reports to you at Easter, and the majority of the children have not been in school since, we will not be sending out written reports at the end of the year.

Instead we would like to offer you a ten minute phone call with your child’s teacher. You will be given either a morning or afternoon slot for your call. Please see schedule below.

If you do not wish to receive a phone call please let the school know as soon as possible and we will take you off the list.  The teacher will call the mobile telephone number registered to the first contact on your child’s file. If you would prefer us to call a different person or number please let us know as soon as possible.

Mr Chiverton – Wednesday 15th July

If your child’s surname begins with A-J you will receive a morning call.

If your child’s surname begins with K – W you will receive an afternoon call.

Thanks

Guy Verling

Yr 6 Zoom Meeting July 7th 11:30am

Hi,

After the popularity of last week’s meeting we will be having another one as detailed below. Some of your friends may not be watching the school website so, if you get a chance, let them know about it.

Mr Chiverton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Mr Chiverton’s Zoom Meeting
Time: Jul 7, 2020 11:30 AM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/3707639400?pwd=MlcxZG94WlRNOFd5bWREZ00xTDdzUT09

Meeting ID: 370 763 9400
Password: 2wghku

Year 6 end of year

Hi,
In these difficult and confusing times we are still looking to recognise and celebrate the end of your child’s time at St Mary’s. To help prepare for this, could we ask that you send a photo in of your child pulling a silly/happy face. For it to work well could you ensure that it’s just a head a shoulders photo. We would like the photos emailed back to admin@shawburystmarys.co.uk by July 7th. If you can, try not to include any more than the example.
Many thanks
Mr Chiverton

Parent letter from Thomas Adams to Year 6

Thomas Adams have asked us to share the attached parent letter with families who will be attending Thomas Adams in September.  You should have already received a hard copy in the post.

Thanks

Thomas Adams letter to Year 6 parents June 2020

They would normally have their Parents’ Information Evening after the Induction Day in early July but alas, not this year. In light of, and in lieu of, they have pre-recorded a Parents Information Evening Presentation for all parents/carers.
The video can be accessed from the school website via www.thomasadams.net/admissions/ or via the YouTube link https://youtu.be/-CxPMZJusu4 
Thanks

Yr 6 transition

Hi,
A message from Thomas Adams.
Obviously, we would normally have our Parents’ Information Evening after the Induction Day in early July but alas, not this year. In light of, and in lieu of, this we have pre-recorded a Parents Information Evening Presentation for all parents/carers.
The video can be accessed from the school website via www.thomasadams.net/admissions/ or via the YouTube link https://youtu.be/-CxPMZJusu4